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  Herbert Henry Asquith - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (September 12, 1852 – February 15, 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
Raised to the peerage as Viscount Asquith, of Morley in the West Riding of the County of York, and Earl of Oxford and Asquith in 1925, Asquith retired to the House of Lords after losing his seat again in the 1924 election held after the fall of the Labour government.
Asquith was one of a select group of historical persons who are numerologically interesting because their birth date and their death date are numerical anagrams of each other.
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 BBC - History - Wars - 1916 Easter Rising - Profiles - Herbert Asquith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Herbert Asquith is chiefly remembered as the Prime Minister who passed the ‘liberal reforms’, which laid the foundations of the welfare state.
Asquith was a highly successful Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1905-08, and became Prime Minister on the retirement of Campbell-Bannerman in 1908.
Asquith proved to be an ineffective British wartime leader, his party split and he resigned from the premiership in 1916; he never again held political office.
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Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (September 12, 1852 - February 15, 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
Asquith narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis, made the powers of the Lords the issue of the elections of January and December 1910, and curbed those powers by the Parliament Act of 1911.
Raised to the peerage as Viscount Asquith, of Morley in the West Riding of the County of York, and Earl of Oxford and Asquith in 1925, Asquith retired to the House of Lords.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Herbert Asquith
Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928) was born in Morley in Yorkshire on 12 September 1852.
Asquith was an outspoken advocate of free trade, a policy that was to greatly assist in the Liberal party's return to power in 1905, where he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and succeeding him as Prime Minister in 1908.
Asquith's government from 1908 until the outbreak of war is best known for its ambitious social welfare legislation, which including provisions for old age pensions in 1908, and unemployment insurance in 1911.
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Asquith was the second son of Joseph Asquith, a small businessman in the wool trade and an ardent Congregationalist, who died in 1860.
Asquith earned during this time a large income at the bar, but the lack of any private means obliged him to refuse the party leadership when it was offered to him in 1898, and Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman succeeded instead.
Asquith, generally regarded as his inevitable successor, became Prime Minister and was to hold the office for nearly nine years.
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In 1886 Asquith was elected as the Liberal MP for East Fife, despite the constraints of being a young widower with five children.
Asquith appeared sidelined when he accepted Lloyd George's suggestion that a small cabinet committee direct the war, to the exclusion of the PM himself.
In 1925 Asquith was granted the title of Earl of Oxford and elevated to the House of Lords.
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 Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To finance both programs, Asquith's chancellor of the exchequer, David Lloyd George, introduced (1909) a radical budget that was rejected by the House of Lords.
In 1912, Asquith renewed Liberal efforts to establish Irish Home Rule, a course that provoked a violent reaction from Protestants in Ulster, who were firmly supported by the Conservative party.
Asquith's second wife, Margot (Tennant) Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith, 1864-1945, whom he married in 1894, was prominent in London society and noted for her wit.
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Herbert Henry Asquith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Asquith, a brilliant parliamentarian, was not a good wartime leader.
Asquith did not understand, nor could he control, the Generals who insisted that all effort be mad to break the German lines in France.
Asquith is believed to have been the first prime minister since the younger Pitt who is said to have been manifestly worse for drink when on the Treasury Bench.
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 Herbert Henry Asquith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC (12 September 1852–15 February 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
Asquith's efforts over Irish Home Rule nearly provoked a civil war in Ireland over Ulster, only averted by the outbreak of a European war.
Asquith declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914 in response to the German invasion of Belgium, as the 1839 Treaty of London had committed the United Kingdom to guard Belgium's neutrality in the event of invasion.
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Asquith lacked the charisma of David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, however, and as an administrator he was lackadaisical.
Asquith was personally devastated by the death of his son Raymond during the Somme battles, but remained steadfast in his desire to see the war through.
Asquith remained active in politics, even regaining his place as leader of the Liberal party in the 1920s, but his reputation never truly recovered from the war.
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 Herbert Henry Asquith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thus, references by historians to Asquith in his Prime Ministerial days as "Herbert Asquith" are doubly incorrect, and only in sources using full legal names should he be called by his.
Asquith's efforts over Irish Home Rule nearly provoked a civil war in Ireland over Northern Ireland, only averted by the outbreak of a European war.
Another son became a Law Lord, and two other sons married well, one being the poet Herbert Asquith (who is often confused with his father).
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers - Herbert Henry Asquith
Asquiths ministry was turbulent to say the least.
When the Lords rejected the Liberals budget in 1909 it led to open conflict between the two houses of parliament that resulted in the Parliament Act of 1911 shifting the balance of legislative power from the Lords to the Commons, preventing the Lords from rejecting public legislation.
Asquith lead a coalition government following the outbreak of World War I, but was ousted by Lloyd George, another Liberal, who had secured the backing of Conservatives to win election in December, 1916.
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 Herbert Henry Asquith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (September 12, 1852 – February 15, 1928) served as the Liberal Party (UK)Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916/.
Raised to the peerage as Viscount Asquith''', of Morley in the West Riding of the County of York, and '''Earl of Oxford and Asquith in 1925, Asquith retired to the House of Lords after losing his seat again in the UK general election, 19241924 election held after the fall of the Labour government.
His eldest son Raymond Asquith was killed at the Battle of the SommeSomme in 1916, and thus his peerage passed to the latter's only son Julian, now 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith (born 1916) a few months before his father's death.
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 Herbert Asquith: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Herbert Asquith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Viscount Asquith of Morley, 1925 (September 12, 1852 - February 15, 1928) was the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.
Acting to displace Asquith, David Lloyd George managed to split the Liberals and on December 5, 1916 Asquith resigned.
1909 - Herbert Samuel[?] succeeds Lord FitzMaurice at the Duchy of Lancaster.
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 BBC - History - Herbert Asquith (1852 - 1928)
Liberal prime minister of Great Britain from 1908 to 1916, Asquith was responsible for the Parliament Act of 1911 limiting the power of the House of Lords and led Britain during the first two years of World War One.
The long-awaited introduction of conscription was insufficient to quell dissent and Asquith was under constant media attack.
In 1925 Asquith accepted a peerage as Earl of Oxford and Asquith and was created a knight of the garter shortly afterwards.
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 Encyclopedia: Herbert Henry Asquith
Morleys Coat of Arms Morley is a town in the county of Yorkshire (since 1974, West Yorkshire), England, in Leeds Metropolitan Borough and is situated 5 miles south-west of Leeds City Centre, with a population of roughly 50,000.
Julian Edward George Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith (born 22 April 1916) is the grandson of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, British Prime Minister from 1908 until 1916.
Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870-1963) was a British politician and diplomat.
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 Census UK Herbert Asquith
In the 1886 General Election Asquith was elected as the Liberal MP for East Fife.
Asquith returned to the House of Commons after the 1923 General Election when he was elected to represent Paisley.
Herbert Asquith, who was granted the title, the Earl of Oxford in 1925, died in 1928.
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 Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of.
He attracted attention as junior counsel for Charles Parnell before the Parnell Commission of 1889 and was home secretary (1892–95) in William Gladstone’s last ministry.
Asquith’s second wife, Margot (Tennant) Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith, 1864–1945, whom he married in 1894, was prominent in London society and noted for her wit.
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 asquith: Asquith Public School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Herbert Asquith was born in Morley, Yorkshire in 1852.
The Asquith Memoirs Herbert Henry Asquith was the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to lead a purely Liberal Party cabinet; in the last century, only Margaret Thatcher remained.
Asquith Court is the UK's leading provider of nursery and independent day school education Asquith Court is a people business - involving parents, children and staff to provide the highest.
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 Herbert Henry Asquith Biography / Biography of Herbert Henry Asquith Biography Biography
His government sponsored significant social legislation, restricted the power of the House of Lords, and led Britain into World War I. Herbert Asquith was born in Morley (near Leeds), Yorkshire, on Sept. 12, 1852, the son of a small employer in wool spinning and weaving.
The death of his father when Herbert was 8 years old brought the family under the care of his mother's father, a wool stapler in Huddersfield.
At the age of 11 Herbert was sent to London with his brother to live with relatives and to attend the City of London School, then under a celebrated headmaster, Dr. Edwin Abbott.
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Herbert Henry Asquith, born 12 September 1852, Died 15 February 1928..
Herbert Henry Asquith  · Short biography and political commentary.
H H Asquith  · cached · Copy of letter dated December 1916, to Syliva Stanley after his resignation as Prime Minister.
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David Lloyd George reacted by touring the country making speeches in working-class areas on behalf of the budget and portraying the nobility as men who were using their privileged position to stop the poor from receiving their old age pensions.
Asquith, who had just obtained a victory in the 1910 General Election, was in a strong position, and the king agreed that if necessary he would create 250 new Liberal peers to remove the Conservative majority in the Lords.
When Asquith changed his mind in November 1911 and instead announced legislation that would enable all adult males to vote, the WSPU organised a window breaking campaign including an attack on Asquith's home.
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 Herbert Henry Asquith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Asquith was educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford.
When Campbell-Bannerman retired on 4th April 1908, Asquith was elected at the new leader of the Liberal Party and became the country's prime minister.
Asquith's Liberal government was severely criticised and the cabinet was forced to resign.
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Naturally, all the great political episodes of Asquith’s time as Prime Minister, the Marconi affair, the Dardanelles fiasco and Churchill’s subsequent disgrace, the munitions scandal (which at least one of Asquith’s officer sons denounced), are treated in detail.
Asquith should have lived with his times and perceived the new, but absolute necessity to cultivate and flatter the demagogues and manipulators of Fleet Street.
Still, Asquith’s feeble resistance in his last few weeks in Downing Street can largely be explained by the loss of Raymond, his eldest son, killed by a bullet in the chest during the offensive Somme in September 1916.
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Herbert Asquith
The 1911 Act was introduced by the Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, after Conservatives defied centuries of parliamentary precedent and used their majority in the Lords to block Lloyd George's "people's Budget" of 1909.
The first Parliament Act was introduced by the Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, in 1911 after Conservatives defied centuries of parliamentary precedent and used their majority in the Lords to block Lloyd George's "people's Budget" of 1909.
Helena, great-granddaughter of British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, had her first leading role at 17 in Lady Jane and was typecast as a classic English-rose type because of her demure characters and roles in period dramas Howards End and A Room With A View.
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Herbert Asquith was born in 1852 and educated at Oxford, he became a lawyer.
When Campbell-Bannerman resigned, Asquith replaced him as leader and appointed the radical David Lloyd George as his own Chancellor of the Exchequer.
After the outbreak of the First World War Asquith did attempt to create a coalition government but his abilities as a war leader began to seriously be questioned.
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 Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of
Asquith, Margot - Asquith, Margot: see under Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of.
Asquith, Herbert Henry - Asquith, Herbert Henry: see Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of.
Oxford and Asquith, Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st earl of (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition)
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 Herbert Henry Asquith
They were no longer allowed to prevent the passage of 'money bills' and it also restricted their ability to delay other legislation to three sessions of parliament.
Gradually the Conservatives in the cabinet began to question Asquith's abilities as a war leader.
Asquith lost his seat in East Fife in 1918 and William Wedgwood Benn led the groups opposed to Lloyd George's government.
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